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Student Spotlight

Name: Radha Longo

Major: Science (Biology)

Expected Graduation Date: Spring 2019

What do you like best about college?
The opportunity to learn and improve myself. College fulfills me because getting my dentistry degree has always been my dream.

What are your plans after college?
After getting my Bachelors I want to pursue a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. I would like to own a dental office with good values and to provide excellent care to a wide range of the American society, regardless of their social and economic status.

What do you wish you could have known before coming to college?
I wish that the Radha that I am now could been able to let the Radha that I was a year ago, that everything was going to be fine; that I was going to be a 3.9 GPA student and that BMCC had amazing academic opportunities, a solid social network, and great activities available for me.

What are some of the activities you engage in outside of school and/or work?
I love to spend time with my 18 y/o brother and my 15 year old sister. We enjoy going to cinema and Dave and Buster’s together. I love to travel and to volunteer for non-profit organizations

What are some of your short-term goals over the next five years?
-Volunteering as much as I can.
-Finishing my degree.
-Finding a nice and responsible gentlemen that would like to travel the world with me!

In what ways has S4S helped you explore college and/or career opportunities that you would not have had otherwise, had you not been involved with the S4S program?
S4S was the first activity that I got involved in. It is a program that gave me the opportunity to meet an amazing person, student, and mentor: Azan. He has helped me in every single need I had during my two semesters here at BMCC. He has gone above and beyond giving me advices and counseling about activities in school, educational websites, clubs, applications to scholarships, and, especially the GUIDE program at BMCC. I am so grateful for having such a great guru as a friend.

What advice would you give to a high school student about how to succeed in college and/or the college application process
My sister is a high school student and I always try to keep her updated with all the programs and scholarship colleges have available to students before and during college. I encourage her to study like all the subjects are your favorite ones, to strive for a 4.0 GPA, and to ALWAYS THINK BIG.
“College is a stressful but fun period of your life, so enjoy every single day of the adventure”.

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